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ABM Swedin Radio Fact Check

ABM Swedin Radio Fact Check

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Published by Sally Jo Sorensen
A fact check sheet supplied by the Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action fund to support statements made about Vern Swedin in Minnesota Senate District 24.
A fact check sheet supplied by the Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action fund to support statements made about Vern Swedin in Minnesota Senate District 24.

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ABM “
Swedin
” Radio Ad Fact Check 
 
 Audio
 
Supporting Facts
 
We all agree that Minnesotalegislators should stand up formiddle class families.But would politician Vern Swedinstand up for us?Swedin was on the board of acompany that sent American jobsoverseas.
Swedin Was a Board Member for ARCUS, LLC, aCompany That Outsources Jobs
Sw
edin’s LinkedIn profile listed himself as:
 Advisory board memberARCUS, LLCPrivately Held; 51-200 employees;Outsourcing/Offshoring industry2010
November 2011 (1 year)[Linkedin.com, accessed09/25/12]On February 8, 2011, the ARCUS website said:Arcus offers solutions to the UnitedStates and Latin America with thesupport of its near shore contactcenter located in Costa Rice.[Arcus.net, accessed throughweb.archive.org,09/26/12]
 ARCUS Posted Tips On Outsourcing.
 On its blog, ARCUS CEO Doug Firestone posted
a “Top 10 Outsourcing Tips”
[arcustalent.blogspot.com, accessed09/25/12]
And he ran five companies thatwent out of business, leaving astring of unpaid debts.
Swedin Founded or Was a Top Executive for atLeast Five Different Companies That HaveGone Out of Business.
1.
 
Rudder Capital Corporation:
Swedin islisted as a member of the Board ofDirectors and Chief Executive Officeron Rudder Capital Secretary of Statefilings. In a 2007 filing with theMinnesota Public Utilities Commission,Swedin is listed as Board Chair.
 
[Minnesota Secretary of State Records;PUC Document]2.
 
Rudder Communications Corp:
Swedin islisted under historical contacts asthe CEO in Rudder Communicationscorporate filings between 2007 and2008. [LexisNexis]3.
 
Rudder Digital Inc.
: Swedin is listedunder historical contacts as the CEOin Rudder Digital Inc. corporatefilings between 2007 and 2008.[LexisNexis]4.
 
URON:
Swedin was the co-founder andChief Executive Officer. The websiteno longer works and the company nolonger exists. [PUC Document]
5.
 
Lone Palm Properties Inc.:
Theexecutive officer is listed as
Swedin’s current business (Swedin
Corp) address. Swedin is listed as theCEO. The business status is inactiveand the company was dissolved in 2009.[Minnesota Secretary of State Records]
 
Swedin and his companies havehundreds of thousands of dollars infederal liens for unpaid taxes.
Swedin Left Behind Hundreds of Thousands ofDollars in Federal Liens.
Federal tax liens files against RudderDigital Inc. total $390,903.39. [Records
obtained from the Dakota County Recorders’
Office]
And nearly a million dollars inlawsuits from unpaid lenders.
Swedin Left Behind Nearly One MillionDollars from Unpaid Lenders.
Rudder civil judgments and liens during
Swedin’s known tenure amount to nearly a
million dollars. [Leonard, Street andDeinard Professional Association (Plaintiff)v. Rudder Capital Corporation and FTTHCommunications, LLC (Defendants), ComplaintSection III., State of Minnesota, County ofDakota, District Court, First JudicialDistrict, Case Type: Contract, 10/01/08;Mlaskoch Utility Construction Inc.(Plaintiff) v. FTTH Communications, LLC andRudder Capital Corporation (Defendants),Notice of Docketing of Judgment, State ofMinnesota, County of Ramsey, District Court,Second Judicial District, Case Type:
 
Contract, Court File Number: 62-CV-07-3085,1/25/08; Eagan Business Commons II, LLC(Plaintiff) v. Rudder Capital Corporationand Ronald E. Noden (Defendants), Notice ofEntry and Statement of Judgment, State ofMinnesota, County of Dakota, District Court,First Judicial District, Court File Number:19HA-CV-10-3469, 5/28/10; HLB TautgesRedpath, Ltd. (Plaintiff) v. FTTHCommunications, LLC and Rudder CapitalCorporation (Defendants), Notice of Entryand Docketing of Judgment, State ofMinnesota, County of Ramsey, District Court,Second Judicial District, Case Type:Contract, Court File Number: 62-CV-08-9748,11/24/08]
And Swedin and his wife even filedfor personal bankruptcy.
Swedin Filed for Personal Bankruptcy.
 On June 2, 1997, Darcie and Vern Swedinfiled for bankruptcy with a LeCenter addressand multiple debtors. His companies listedare Central Construction, GenesisIndustrial, Movie Time and Grass So Green.[Lexis-Nexis public records]
Now Swedin wants to join aRepublican Senate that mismanagedthe state budget and shut down ourgovernment.
Republicans Used Short-Term Gimmicks toBalance the State Budget.
On July 20, 2011, the Star Tribune wrote:[The state budget] called forwithholding $700 million in payments toK-12 schools, pushing the amount owedschools to a record $2.1 billion andselling nearly $700 million in bonds
backed by revenue from the state’s
tobacco settlement for the rest. [StarTribune,07/20/11]
 Minnesota Faces $1 Billion Budget Deficit.
On February 29, 2012, MN Budget Projectwrote:
…the forecast still shows a $1.1
billion deficit in FY 2014-15. If theimpact of inflation is included, thedeficit is closer to $2.2 billion. Andpaying back the rest of the schoolshifts would add another $2.4 billion.[MN Budget Project, 02/29/12]

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